School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Biology & Zoology Masters Degrees

Biology and Zoology Masters Degrees

Our taught postgraduate courses allow students to access a range of specialisms and research.

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Ecology and Biodiversity

Our Ecology and Wildlife Conservation MSc equips you with the skills to pursue a successful career in conservation biology and other environmental/ecological roles.

You’ll develop an understanding of wildlife conservation policy and practice in the UK and understand how to handle large datasets, including spatial data (GIS) and camera traps.

Ecology and Biodiversity MSc


Conservation and Ecosystem Management

This course studies biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor.

Practical skills are emphasised with management problem-solving on nature reserves.

Field courses provide experience in plant and animal identification and surveying techniques.

Conservation and Ecosystem Management MSc


Ecological Consultancy

Our Ecological Consultancy MSc gives you knowledge, specialised technical skills and professional awareness.

It will prepare you for a career as an ecological consultant or in other environmental roles.

The course has a professional focus, preparing you for the workplace.

Ecological Consultancy MSc


Wildlife Management

It is professionally focused and relevant to a range of roles in the sector. The course aims to provide graduates with:

  • advanced knowledge of wildlife management theory
  • the principles of biodiversity and conservation
  • epidemiology and wildlife conflicts

Wildlife Management MSc

We have developed a system of measuring the impact that forest fragmentation has on animal species, which is helping to inform conservation and restoration efforts.
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Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships 2019/20

The University is offering Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships on the basis of:

  • £5,000 award per student
  • for UK students progressing from an undergraduate course for which they were charged the higher tuition fee (£9,000 or above) from 2012 onwards
  • for 2019 entry to eligible taught or research Master’s degrees only
  • for students with an offer of a place on an eligible course: students without an academic offer will not be considered

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